Topaz, var. pycnite

A large specimen with columnar crystals of this topaz variety. The fluorescence is medium to weak but still very visible. Photo in LW-UV.

Locality: Altenberg, Erzgebirge, Saxony, Germany (probaby the tin mine)

Source: Fluorescent Minerals Workgroup MKA

4 views0 comments

Email comments or suggestions:


Nature’s Rainbows is a non-commercial web site maintained entirely by volunteer hobbyists and contributors.  Our mission is to provide information about UV and luminescence, premium fluorescent mineral photos, and a fluorescent mineral database for the enjoyment of FL mineral collectors around the world.  Information on this web site is covered under a Creative Commons License.

Feel free to contact us with comments and suggestions.

Like us on Facebook!

  • reddit
  • Facebook Social Icon

Subscribe to our RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feed to get new posts delivered directly to your desktop!